It’s been a tradition for 55 years. And now it has a new name. The Colonie Relays will now be called the Harry Koch Relays after the man who founded the storied meet. Check out the story and photo gallery from the Colonie Spotlight here.
About Harry Koch
Harry Koch started his Colonie coaching career in 1958. Over the course of the next 20 years his track teams amassed 12 Suburban Council Championship wins along with numerous Albany County Meet crowns and Colonie Relay victories.
In 1966 Harry along with Ed Springstead hatched the idea of having a major relay carnival in the Capital District. What we have today is the fruit of his labor. On the 55th year of the Colonie Relays the meet will take on a new name: The Harry Koch Colonie Relay Carnival.